Viewing Europe from the Outside: Cultural Encounters and Critiques in the Eighteenth-century Pseudo-Oriental Travelogue and the Nineteenth-century 'Voyage en Orient'

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P. Lang, 1997 - 288 pagina's
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"Viewing Europe from the Outside" reexamines the narrative portrayal of cultural encounters between East and West in English and French Orientalist discourse. It focuses, in particular, on the eighteenth-century satirical travel account and the nineteenth-century literary travelogue. Through a close reading of five texts, it defines the monological, dialogical, and parodic uses of the Other as three forms of encounters that both provide structure for and participate in a self-reflective culture critique.

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Chapter One Lettres Persanes
23
Chapter Two Itinéraire de Paris ŕ Jérusalem
77
Chapter Three The Citizen of the World
129
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The Author: Syrine Chafic Hout is an assistant professor of English at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University in 1994. Most recently, she has contributed articles on travel writers to the Dictionary of Literary Biography and an essay to the forthcoming Historicizing Christian Encounters with the Other.

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